Sixteen Years and Counting
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This year marks our sixteenth as a festival, with year-round programming and writing classes, a podcast heard in 100 countries, and Lit Crawl affiliates in several cities (welcome, Portland!).
Our nine-day schedule takes care to showcase over 800 authors from all over the Bay Area, the U.S., and the world.
This year, you can sample:
African, Danish, French, and German authors. Pulitzer winners arguing fiction vs. nonfiction. Our first-ever smorgasbord of tastings, book sales, and panels featuring bestselling chefs. Drag queens reading celebrity tweets. Impassioned discourse on race, cultural identity, environment, and the rights of animals. Exclusive author lunches with bestselling authors. The Poet Laureate of Hawai'i. A commemoration of the Armenian Genocide. An all-teen version of Romeo and Juliet. Or the annual Barbary Coast Award honoring the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley. As always, you can enjoy bestselling authors, or those who have never been published.
And on our closing night, visit the Mission District and stroll along the world’s largest Lit Crawl.
Read the complete welcome letter from our co-founders here.
Want to see a Google map of every single Litquake venue? Click here.